Bill Murray Offers Explanation for Golf Cart Incident

Bill Murray Offers Explanation for Golf Cart Incident
Bill Murray
Jason Merritt/FilmMagic

09/04/2007 02:00PM

Sounds like something got lost in translation when Bill Murray was approached by police in Stockholm while driving a golf cart.

The cops "asked me to come over and they assumed that I was drunk and I explained to them that I was a golfer," the 56-year-old actor told reporters Monday at the Venice Film Festival, before the premiere of his new film The Darjeeling Limited.

The Lost in Translation and Caddyshack star said he was in Stockholm to play in a Pro-Am golf tournament, and hitched a ride to a post-event party in a golf cart. When no one wanted to drive home, he volunteered to play chauffeur.

"I ended up stopping and dropping people off on the way like a bus. I had about six people in the thing and I dropped them off one at a time."

Police pulled him over as he stopped to drop off his last passengers at a 7-Eleven, Murray said, adding, "I didn't know they had 7-Elevens in Stockholm."

Swedish police took a blood test after the actor refused a breath test. If tests show his blood alcohol level exceeded the legal limit – said to be very low in Sweden – he could face drunken driving charges.

Reporting by COURTNEY RUBIN

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